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      Eugene Consider giving this team a bonus - it's pretty often 3rd party developer need to go into the code before finding out the problem wasn't with their product.

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    Storage limitation gives {"status":false} error
    Hello all. If there is a fix for this, please let me know how to do it. It's been a long time problem for me. See my website has several member levels and I want to limit storage to the basic member levels. For example 1GB only,  When I do that, members that have reached the limit and trying to upload more photos, are not getting the appropriate message but a {"status":false} What I need is to them to get a message saying something like: "You have reached your storage limit, please delete some of you content or subscribe to XY membership to have unlimited storage." I thought this would work by default but for some reason all they get is that error. Any help or advise greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    Crowdfund SE PHP5 with PHP7 and Zend 3 support?
    This may be more of a philosophical issue for SE management on how they
    wish to approach future upgrades, so I'm just tossing an idea out there
    to get anyone's response (SE, developers, Site-Admins).

    As a developer (not SE developer) I realize that updating (to PHP7 and Zend3 support or similar) an application like SE is a major major undertaking, which involves man/woman power (many hours), what I call drying time (measured in weeks/months not man-hours - to give things time to be tested/analyzed/diagnosed/integrated/fixed/dust-settling, then repeat), all of which consumes a lot of finances over a lenghy period. (This is a general statement - it's obviously quite complex to implement such a project).

    I feel like (as a Site-ADMIN) that we're left in the dark when it comes to future plans of SE, and thus we must respond reactively rather than proactively.  I've never been in such an environment where I have no clue what's coming when or how to prepare for it.

    Sometimes I wish that SE would simply calculate an estimate for this (ugh - I can't stand typing here - man, please use something different for onsocialengine.com) - and say to us Site-Admins & Developers "here's the deal... it will take us X months to develop/roll-out and the cost will be Y.  See our Kickstarter/IndieGoGo or TryCelery.com/Pre-Order page to jump in so we can see who really wants this and how badly".  This way SE can see what type of interest there is (anyone will 'like' or 'up-vote' something, but it's when you ask for $$ that you find how serious they truly are), and we as Site-Admins & Devs can understand that there's an option, but it's based on the community's response as to when/if it will be built.  I sincerely feel expecting SE to foot the bill is unfair, and quite frankly feel that if they're expected to pay for it all, it will never get done.  After all, what does SE as a company gain by spending a fortune to create something that may never be paid for (by Users through sales & upgrade fees)?

    Yes, a Survey could be used, but again - that's not a 'true' result due to many people not completing it, and probably skewed #s due to 'sure - if it's free I'll take it' mentality.

    I also feel that beyond SE, some Devs might consider doing something similar to offset some of their costs.  I'd much rather share some of the cost of upgrades to be sure they are developed, rather than be stuck with old software/technology (or lousy/no Plugin options) due to SE and Developers not having the $$ to update anything.  We're all in this together, so let's act like it. 

    I want to be part of a growing/thriving community and there's a cost to that.  There's also a cost to NOT having a growing/thriving community (and I prefer not to be a part of that but I feel I may have no alternative which stinks).

    Any thoughts (besides I'm nuts)? 
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      Eugene > After all, what does SE as a company gain by spending a fortune to create something that may never be paid for (by Users through sales & upgrade fees)?

      Upgrades should not be free for website owners. It's a serious procedure where a lot can go wrong.

      Migration to ZF3 is a serious investment that will not pay off right away. But as a developer I see that such migration will give a lot of benefits:

      1. Speed. ZF3 is considerably faster and uses benefits of php7.
      2. Security. There are no more security patches for ZF1.
      3. Availability of plugins/scripts/solution. This is important. I remember when SE3 has chosen mootools (it was approx. as popular as jquery back then) - a lot of plugins/extensions appeared every week. It's much easier to incorporate something existing, actively developed than dig into old no longer developed library code to implement something trivial (I'm looking at you, cerabox library and CSS Scafford).
      4. Renewal of 3rd party plugins. It will be a shock, but it might be just what SE development community needs. There is a lot of no longer updated plugins, search directory is a mess. Clean re-submissions for new platform version might introduce some additional verification rules (possibly even minimal QA from SE team).
      5. Availability of developers. Give it a year and will will be really hard to find companies/developers familiar with ZF1. Who will want to learn an outdated tech to jump in? Fresh dev. blood brings fresh ideas. That's the thing you need for thriving dev. community.
      6. Chance to re-do some things. It's pretty much impossible to incorporate any serious change in the core right now (feed, layout editor, plugin system, advanced caching, etc) as this will break a lot of existing things. Version 5 may be a good chance to implement such changes as 3rd party developers will need to upgrade plugins anyway. And clients will also be aware that things are to be changed in v5.

      But most of those benefits from the migration aren't the main thing. Those benefits were on the table for quite some time. Right now there is no other choice - we have reached ZF1 "end of life".
      So I hope SE team is up to the challenge and there is plan and schedule for this work. I'm sure 3rd party developers will gladly assist (so SE team can concentrate on the core itself and may not touch any plugins for the start). Give us early access - we will update our plugins and provide improvement suggestions for the core.
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    Setup a SSL Certificate for SE Cloud
    I need help setting up a SSL certificate on my community, does anybody know hot to do this? 
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      Stepan Mazurov We do not currently offer ssl for custom domains (your .onsocialengine.com domain is available over ssl). You can set up ssl using a proxy service, such as CloudFlare: https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/
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    Length of Comments (amount of characters)
    Is there somewhere I can set the amount of characters which can be added into a comment? My comments box isn't long enough for people to add comments.  When you click on more it cuts off the text.  
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi @Ali Meehan, I have replied to your same query in your support ticket, but would like to post the same reply here also, so that it can be beneficial for others as well who are experiencing the same issue. The maximum length allowed of comments can be set by editing the value of the variable $_maxLength in the file /application/libraries/Engine/View/Helper/ViewMore.php. By default this value is set to 1027 and allows a maximum length of comment to be 1027 characters. So, to edit this length, you need to follow below points:

      Search for the below code in the said file and edit the value of `$_maxLength`:
      class Engine_View_Helper_ViewMore extends Zend_View_Helper_HtmlElement
      protected $_moreLength = 255; // Note: truncation at 255 + 4 = 259 (for " ...")
      protected $_lessLength = 511;
      protected $_maxLength = 1027;
      protected $_fudgesicles = 10;
      protected $_maxLineBreaks = 4; // Truncate early if more than this nl
      protected $_tag = 'span';

      Hope that helps, Thanks!
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    Licensing and license checks
    (if this is already out there, please let me know where - thank you)

    Months ago I sent a list of useful (well, to me) information that should be considered to be included in the Marketplace for each Developer and each Plugin.  I wish they would post a survey here to ask because I'm sure there are many great ideas out there that I didn't mention.

    One new item that has come to my attention is the way Devs license their products with regards to:
    - domains & sub-domains (and folders below them)
    - License verification at time of Plugin install and/or verification during page loads

    The above may also have to become some type of integration with SE Core itself to balance legitamte Admin's needs (flexibility and not constantly wasting time checking licenses during page loads and preventing plugin features if something is amiss) and the Dev's needs (preventing pirated software). 

    My thinking is that if SE Core included some of the license functionality/flexibility then the 3rd-party devs could tie into that rather than they way some of them do this now. There is a lot of vagueness and inaccurate information provided by some Devs (such as 'we only check upon installation' which is later found to be false; 'folders are included' but they aren't; one or two domains (with specfic limitations on which is allowed to be dev or prod), etc.

    The point is, I'm hoping that the new Marketplace and future updates to SE provide what both Devs and Admins require.  Sometimes I feel like I'm working with 1990 software tools and am getting very tired of it.  Heck - I can't even type this post without numerous interruptions while physically typing.

    Also, I'm hoping that SE does something about growing the community here and creating more interractions between Admins.  It's embarrasing to be part of a community where someone makes a post and theres 0 or 1 response.  Heck, 30 years ago most BBS had more interractions. 

    Sorry for the rant, but after a year of this (plus almost 2 years of checking out everything I could SE related prior to that) I see very little change and am wondering where/what the future is here.  Don't get me wrong - I'm obviously not switching to something else, but that shouldn't create what seems to be complacency throughout many areas of SE.
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      Eugene > It's embarrasing to be part of a community where someone makes a post and theres 0 or 1 response.

      Agreed. I remember there was a really active developers community few years ago. It might be a good idea for SE team to show how active SE-based community could look like. It requires an attention of a real community manager and not SMM person posting social media related stuff (ex. http://thehive.onsocialengine.com/)
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      gs BTW - by folders below domain/sub-domain, I'm referring to things like Development (Dev), Testing (Tst), Staging (Stg), Production (Prd) or whatever would be useful to a particular Admin. In addition, multiple versions of course (Ver.01-01 Dev, Ver.01-01 Tst, etc). Some devs allow any folder, others don't (i.e. which forces multiple purchases because a legitimate Admin thinks beyond a simple one of each Dev/Prod environment.
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    Received 100's of sign up, but not much follow through
    A potential member tried to sign up, but this is the error he received. Has anyone every received this issue, and know how to fix it?

    Thank you in advance.

    Freddie Avila
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi @Avila VIP , In SocialEngine Profile Address should not include any space and should not start with a numerical digit, so please take care of these two points while doing sign up. And we've checked this issue by creating a test account on your site http://avilavip.com and we didn't face such error. So, if you still face the same error after following the above guideline, then you can open a support ticket for the same at https://www.socialengine.com/client/ticket/create or you can also email us at support@socialengine.com.

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    SE Event - 2 things
    1.  Event Profile page: # Guests should = # Attending.  Currently, # Guests Tab includes #Attending+Maybe+NotAttending.  Maybe & Not are irrelevant.  Yes, I can see the widget that includes the separate sub-totals, but "# Guests" is very misleading.  But I suppose there are other sides to this. 

    2.  The 'My Events' Menu Item page: It would be helpful if the content included the my status, so I can determine if I need to change something.  For example, some way to designate those I'm Attending vs. Not Attending vs. Maybe Attending would be helpful.  Right now, regardless of the status (Attending/Not/Maybe) the exact same info appears on My Events page.  So, if I'm scanning the list of My Events, there's no way of me knowing my attending status, thus my assumption/recollection may be different than reality.

    Am I missing something here or is this simply the way this works?  I've been using SEAO Advanced Events for a while but once Ticketing is enabled, it can't coexist with simply Joining (i.e. so if you want to join an event, the Owner must first create a ticket, you must then book the ticket, complete the order form, etc.).  Thus, I'm revisiting SE Events.

    Thanks for any useful input/thoughts.
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    Zend Framework 2/3 migration
    Are there any plans or possibly work in progress to migrate SE PHP to a newer ZF version (2 or even 3)?

    There was an announcement about a month ago that ZF1 will no longer get security updates after Sep 28, 2016 https://framework.zend.com/blog/2016-06-28-zf1-eol.html

    New versions of ZF are also considerably faster, using PHP7 benefits. Such migration will definitely require quite some work from 3rd party developers as well as from SE team. But it definitely worth the efforts as new libraries/scripts/updates aren't likely to appear for ZF1 any longer.

    So hopefully you consider or already work on SE 5 that will use a newer ZF.

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    How to make a page responsive
    I created a new page and added it to main menu. I added a html block to put the widget code. It works great on destop but its not responsive on mobile. It's cut off. Is there a way to make the page or html block responsive?
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      steppas Hi guys, my theme is responsive. I think it's the widget I put in the html block that's not responsive
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi @Steppas, The responsiveness of webpages depends on the theme of a site, so, if you want to have responsive pages of your site, then there are many third party responsive themes available for SocialEngine which you can refer from http://www.socialengine.com/customize/se4/themes section of our site.

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      gs This may not directly answer your question, so I apologize in advance.

      I learned during my first 6 months of using SE (with and without Mobi) and numerous 3rd-party themes and a mobile/tablet plugin, that the term 'responsive' is relative and has many definitions. I'm running almost all SEAO Plugins, plus a few from Radcodes, Hire-Experts, Webhive, SocialEngineSolutions, and SocialEngineExperts.

      SocialEngineSolutions' SpectroMedia theme is the most flexibile, compatible, and truly responsive theme I've found (and I've spent over $600 purchasing various themes). Flexible - many, many configuration settings. Compatible (with all of my plugins and CSS - and that says a lot when I'm using 150+ Plugins from at least 5 devs). Responsive - works great on tablets & phones and displays whatver can fit on the device (i.e. some themes either make 3 column pages 1 column even when 2 or all 3 columns would fit; one dev's 'responsive' theme actually eliminates the L/R columns completely on smaller displays - even though the Left/Middle column would fit and the right could fit under the Left).

      So, my apologies for not providing a setting or code to help you. But to make your life easier, purchasing the SpectroMedia theme should meet (and probably exceed) your wishes/needs.

      Wishing you much success on your site!
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    Sticky Elements
    I feel that the activity feed area is a bit empty because after some scrolls no sidebar is displayed. I was thinking in to sticky some sidebar widget (may be the advertise) to scroll along the feed, however I couldnt achieve this independent of the solution I try (jquery, css, java). Someone was already successful with this task?

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      Eugene If you are looking for Sticky menus - you might consider checking our plugin Custom Menu http://www.socialengine.com/customize/se4/mod-page?mod_id=1180

      It's lightweight and you won't need to use any additional js framework (jquery)
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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi @Leandro, This is just a suggestion, you can avoid the empty sidebars by placing some more widgets in the side columns of the page, so that when it is loaded, at first it would not look empty in the sides and only after some scrolling it would show empty in the sides. And you can accordingly set the "Overall Feed Length" from "Admin" > "Settings" > "General Settings" section of your SE site, so that the length of the overall feed can be adjusted in a way that it shows the feed content along with the side widgets.
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